Lakeside Arts
Part of University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts

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UCAN UK Music Streaming

Tuesday 4 May – Saturday 5 June

We’re pleased to announce our involvement in UCAN UK Streaming 2021. In partnership with Lancaster Arts (Lancaster University), Turner Sims (Southampton University) and University of Sheffield Concerts, enjoy music from a dynamic and growing network that includes over 30 university arts centres and arts programmes from across the UK. With an aim to bring you innovative, imaginative and inspirational music, we are delighted to share uplifting and joyous music concerts until we meet again in person.

University Centres for the Arts Network (UCAN) UK is a dynamic and growing network of over 30 University arts centres and arts programmes from across the UK. Bridging the Higher Education and arts and cultural sectors; UCAN’s member organisations connect cultural communities, creative industries, academics, students and the wider public to deliver imaginative, innovative and inspirational experiences.

UCAN UK Streaming is a new partnership venture that seeks to broaden public engagement by delivering our high-quality artistic programmes through shared digital channels.

SERIES CONCERTS

Please see details and programmes of each concert below and by clicking through to their booking pages.

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DUDOK QUARTET

Tuesday 4 May, 7pm | £10
Turner Sims Southampton

Join an exclusive online broadcast by the acclaimed Dudok Quartet, presented from the group’s home city of Amsterdam. Two significant chamber works by Brahms are the central features of the concert, including one of the first string quartets he wrote, at the age of 40, with its wonderful melodies, and exuberant dance movement finale infused with Hungarian folk rhythms. Hungary is also the focus for the final work in the programme, an arrangement of music by one of the country’s leading cimbalom players, Kálmán Balogh. Preceding this the Quartet are joined by viola player Lilli Maijala to perform Brahms’ second String Quintet. His last chamber work for strings alone, it was conceived and completed in 1890 whilst Brahms was staying in one his favourite summer destinations, the Austrian spa town of Bad Ischl. 

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MANCHESTER CAMERATA & PROFESSOR SIMON KEEFE: RETHINKING MOZART'S 'HAYDN' QUARTETS

Thursday 13 May, 8pm | £5
University of Sheffield Concerts

This exclusive live stream will delve into the creative workings of some of Mozart’s most famous pieces, illustrating how the quartets developed and changed as the great composer perfected them. Professor Simon Keefe, Mozart expert and author of Mozart in Vienna: The Final Decade (2017) will introduce and discuss this fascinating process, with a string quartet from Manchester Camerata to illustrate it live in our atmospheric Drama Studio venue. This unique melding of music and history will be followed with a full performance of two of the quartets. 

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MANCHESTER COLLECTIVE & MAHAN ESFAHANI

Friday 14 – Saturday 15 May, 7pm | £10 minimum
Lakeside Arts, University of Nottingham

Manchester Collective and Mahan Esfahani are known for challenging perceptions and conventions around classical music: here, they present a truly international programme built around a thrilling work by a musical outsider.

Joseph Horovitz has never been an artist who fits neatly into the musical status quo. As a Jewish composer, born in Vienna and living in the UK, his musical influences are wide-ranging. His sensational Jazz Concerto for harpsichord, strings, and jazz kit defies easy description, much like harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani himself. Mahan has built a career around the unlikely and the virtuosic, bringing sparkling performances and a unique musicianship to a far broader repertoire than one might usually associate with his instrument.

Alongside the world premiere of a new work by British rising star Laurence Osborn, the ensemble will also present a rendition of Górecki's breakneck Concerto for Harpsichord and Strings, and a set of canons and fugues by Bach, arranged by Esfahani.

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LIMONOV & ROGALSKI: WATER, MYTHS AND CHANGE

Saturday 5 June, 7.30pm | £11-£22
Lancaster Arts, Lancaster University

Oboist Michal Rogalski and pianist Petr Limonov engage in an artistic dialogue that explores the diverse worlds of Debussy, Schumann, Rachmaninov and Britten in a water-themed recital. At a time when many of us have been reflecting on our lives and on meaning within them, these composers’ meditations on water, the element most essential to life are timely and refreshing. This recital will be perfect for the intimate setting of Lancaster Priory.

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This performance has been made possible through a grant from the Cultural Recovery Fund from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. 

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